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Individuals And Families In New Mexico In Limbo Without DACA Solution

March 2, 2018 – There’s a great deal of uncertainty right now about the DACA program. Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals was created by President Obama in an Executive Order. But the idea of addressing the immigration status of young people who were brought to the United States as children is not new. Congress has debated, but not passed, proposals on this issue since 2007. There are currently legal challenges in the courts on actions taken by President Trump on DACA. This week producer Sarah Gustavus sat down with a local attorney and member of the New Mexico Dream Team to discuss what this uncertainty means for some immigrant families in New Mexico.

Guests:

Adriel Orozco, an attorney at the New Mexico Immigrant Law Center

And Karla Molinar-Arvizo, communications and advocacy fellow for the New Mexico Dream Team

Further Reading:

The DACA and immigration debate is now a giant game of chicken

The Line: The Government Shutdown And New Mexico

January 26, 2018 – Gene Grant and the Line opinion panel debate the potential impact of the brief government shutdown on New Mexico. They discuss what might be ahead after the three-week stopgap measure to reopen the government. And they predict what may be accomplished as negotiations resume.

Line Panelists:
Mark Boitano, former NM state senator
Tom Garrity, The Garrity Group PR
Stephanie Maez, executive director of ProgressNow New Mexico
Sophie Martin, attorney